The case backs of military watches are engraved with the stores reference, which tells us a lot about the individual watch. This particular watch has an engraving which reads 0552/6645-99, to break this down: 0552 refers to an item issued to the Royal Navy, 6645 is the code for a “Time Measuring Instrument” and 99 is the country identifier for the UK. The number below, 5415317 is the serial number of the individual watch. The two digits at the end of the engraving is the year of issue, so 1985 in this case.
The design of these watches was laid out in a Ministry of Defence specification, which detailed such things as the colour of the dial and numerals, the case material and dimensions and so on. These watches make great everyday pieces - they were designed to be robust and hard wearing.
The movement has been fully serviced and the timekeeping is great, as one would expect from a quartz mechanism. The case has been cleaned, but as with all out vintage watches we have left it unpolished. The crystal has been polished and the watch has been fitted with a Nato one-piece nylon strap. The watch comes with our standard 12 month guarantee.
Case diameter: 35.75mm
Case material: stainless steel
Strap width: 18mm
Time keeping: grade A
We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.
When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.
Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.
If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.
Shipping guide for watches:
UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL Express shipping, 1-3 working days
Shipping guide for straps (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping, 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.
Shipping guide for t-shirts:
All t-shirts on our website are now printed and shipped by an external supplier inside the UK. This means that if you place an order for both a watch and a t-shirt, they will be shipped separately.
Our supplier uses a Royal Mail tracked service for all shipments and this usually takes a little longer than our watches. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.
Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.